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Nexen Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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Found 214 reviews

3.2
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56%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
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Fang Zhi
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great compensation, still some great people left(in 24 reviews)

  • "some good people in the work force(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Control Room Operator"

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    Former Employee - Power Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Excellent room for growth, but not enough training some times.

    Nexen2018-01-18
  2. "Great Management with realistic vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good open work culture.

    Cons

    Tie in with Beijing sometimes causes misdirection or unclear objectives.

    Nexen2019-01-15
  3. "Company needs to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexen full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoffs and increased work load. Consistently have to do more with less. Most, if not all, employees are fatigued and unhappy.

    Nexen2019-01-24
  4. "Still learning to work under CNOOC"

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      Former Employee - Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Nexen full-time

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits. People are skilled.

      Cons

      CNOOC is slow at making decisions.

      Nexen2018-12-27
    • "Poor management and so-so middle level leadership"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Nexen full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good people and good location

      Cons

      Lack of vision and passion on long term goal

      Nexen2018-06-23
    • "Senior Facilities Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Facilities Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Nexen full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      very friendly and helpful individuals

      Cons

      communications as English is the second language for most

      Advice to Management

      get a better "real" understanding of the American onshore market and how working as a non-op is a major fight against existing arms length documentation

      Nexen2018-05-07
    • "Eh,"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Nexen

      Pros

      Vacation and benefits are good, but they were cutting back. Might not be as good now and likely to get worse.

      Cons

      Management appears to be more interested in politics than business. Plenty of layoffs in a short period of time led to people trying to appear important

      Advice to Management

      Trust your staff

      Nexen2018-02-26
    • "Lead Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Nexen full-time

      Pros

      Big Projects, Technical Standards, Upstrream, downstream , good salary

      Cons

      Middle management, wrong people in wrong place

      Nexen2017-05-14
    • "Seismic Data Processor"

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        Former Employee - Geoscience Data Administrator in Houston, TX

        I worked at Nexen for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Steady work, decent benefits, decent bonus.

        Cons

        company lack of direction/vision. Top brass listening too much to middle/lower management.

        Advice to Management

        Top heavy, getting rid of too many worker "bees".

        Nexen2017-05-30
      • Helpful (1)

        "Too much politics."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Nexen full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Above average pay, good people

        Cons

        Bad culture, too much politics.

        Advice to Management

        Some tough decisions need to be made and decide what to do with Canadian assets.

        Nexen2017-04-04
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